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READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1947

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 304
Across Down
1. The tongue of Dostoevsky. : SLAVIC
7. Heard in Tin-Pan Alley. : PIANOS
13. Where Abraham's tomb is. : HEBRON
19. Wife of Aeneas. : LAVINIA
21. Amy Dorrit's disposition. : ANGELIC
23. Glacial heap. : MORAINE
24. Famous teacher of Middle Ages. : ABELARD
25. Barren of ideas. : STERILE
26. Landing. : ARRIVAL
27. ___ poem. : TONE
28. Of which Minos was king. : CRETE
30. Officers of royal stables: Hist. : AVENERS
32. Harbor boats. : TUGS
33. C. G. S. unit. : ERG
34. Welcomers. : HAILERS
36. What Raffles made illegally. : ENTRIES
38. Count Tolstoy. : LEO
39. Shabby. : SEEDY
41. Bavarian Premier, assassinated 1919. : EISNER
43. "Law of Moses." : TORA
44. Forever: Archaic. : ETERN
46. Slain in Spenser's "Faerie Queene." : DRAGONS
48. Letitia ___, Jonathan Wild's wife. : SNAP
50. Juvenile baseball grounds. : SANDLOTS
52. Royal seal. : SIGNET
54. Father of Cainan. : ENOS
56. Crusoe's find. : NAILS
57. Globe. : SPHERE
59. Shot upward. : ROCKETED
62. Conrad's "___ Agent." : SECRET
66. Holy place. : SHRINE
67. Single aster. : MONASTER
68. One of a Jewish sect. : KARAITE
69. What Ulrica was in "Ivanhoe." : CRONE
70. Languishes. : MOPES
71. Calling of the Sea Wolf's men. : SEALERS
73. Henry ___ Dyke. : VAN
74. What Melisande lost in the blindman's well. : RING
75. Balzac's Cousin Pons' home. : PARIS
76. One of David's songs. : PSALM
77. Family in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." : PAGE
78. Uncle Tom's little friend. : EVA
79. ___ Bluffs, Ia. : COUNCIL
81. Decline. : SLUMP
82. Sam Weller's occupation. : VALET
83. Rain-predicting English finch. : WETBIRD
85. Chemists' tubes. : ADAPTERS
87. Travelers. : FARERS
88. What West does in "Looking Backward." : SLEEPS
89. Having turns. : FLEXUOSE
90. Ebb. : RECEDE
91. "___ Barren Leaves"—Huxley. : THOSE
93. Meg's son in "Little Women." : DEMI
94. Calling of Masterman Ready. : SEAMAN
96. Link together. : CATENATE
99. Won by Ben Hur. : RACE
101. Supported. : ABETTED
104. Follower of Dionysius. : SATYR
105. Forearm bone. : ULNA
107. Early form of boxing in France. : SAVATE
109. ___ Park, Colorado. : ESTES
111. Apt expression. : HIT
112. Rolls of parchment. : SCROLLS
115. So lay the walls of Jericho. : LEVELED
117. Example to a sluggard. : ANT
118. Waterless. : ARID
120. Irrigate again. : REWATER
122. French writer, critic (1823–92). : RENAN
123. Abdul the Bulbul ___. : AMIR
124. Origin. : DERIVAL
126. Measuring tool. : CALIPER
128. Deify. : IDOLIZE
130. Unity. : ONENESS
131. Greek clubman. : ERANIST
132. Seat of University of the South. : SEWANEE
133. V-shaped pieces. : WEDGES
134. What Richard Dana trimmed. : SHEETS
135. Feel displeasure. : RESENT
1. School gear in Tom Sawyer's day. : SLATES
2. What Gilliatt did in "Toilers of the Sea." : LABORED
3. Count of Monte Cristo's role. : AVENGER
4. Character of Tartuffe. : VILE
5. Sister of Miss Lulu Bett. : INA
6. Around. : CIRCA
7. Ointments. : PASTES
8. Men in White. : INTERNS
9. "The ___ of Fable" by Bulfinch. : AGE
10. A tributary of the Tiber. : NERA
11. ___ Schreiner, novelist. : OLIVE
12. "___ Night" by Josef Mohr. : SILENT
13. "Black Beauty." : HORSE
14. Misjudge. : ERR
15. Cast by Izaak Walton. : BAIT
16. Little stream. : RIVULET
17. Wild asses. : ONAGERS
18. A biography by Robert Southey. : NELSON
20. ___ Lecouvreur, heroine of a play by Scribe and Légouvé. : ADRIENNE
22. Literary patchworks. : CENTOS
23. Lady in "Measure for Measure." : MARIANA
29. Elizabeth: Fr. : ELISE
31. "A sleeveless ___." : ERRAND
34. Science named for Greek goddess. : HYGIENE
35. Indians. : SENECAS
37. Mark Twain's Col. Mulberry ___. : SELLERS
40. Spirited. : DASHING
42. Takes precedence of. : RANKS
45. She stabs Scarpia. : TOSCA
47. A Grimm being. : OGRE
49. Spenser, Prince of ___. : POETS
51. Make powerless. : DISARM
53. Describing the background of "Almayer's Folly." : TROPICAL
55. Where chimes ring: "A Christmas Carol." : STEEPLES
57. Wither. : SHRIVEL
58. Bent. : PRONATE
60. Unilateral. : ONESIDED
61. Obliterations. : ERASURES
63. Emulated. : RIVALED
64. Cabinet. : ETAGERE
65. Doctrines. : TENETS
66. Skinflints. : SCREWS
67. Omar says it brings a thousand roses. : MORN
68. Seaweed. : KELP
70. Tennyson poem. : MAUD
72. Loom levers. : LAMS
75. English Greek scholar (1759–1808). : PORSON
77. Topsy has none. : PARENTS
79. Monograms. : CIPHERS
80. Less strict. : LAXER
81. Unfeeling. : STOICAL
82. Moved out. : VACATED
84. Girl in Burnett's "The Shuttle." : BETTY
86. Mountain lions. : PUMAS
87. A wife. : FEME
89. Whitlow in cattle. : FETLOW
90. Monk, doctor, editor and writer (1490–1553). : RABELAIS
92. Horse-mackeral. : SAURELS
95. Pig's fate in "Tom, the piper's son." : EATEN
96. Native of City of the Caliphs. : CAIRENE
97. Arrayed. : ATTIRED
98. Entwine. : ENLACE
100. Site of the Rongbak Glacier. : EVEREST
102. Woven fabric. : ETAMINE
103. Habitant. : DENIZEN
104. Peter Pan loses his. : SHADOW
106. Holy tables. : ALTARS
108. Sidetracks. : AVERTS
110. Opening scene, "Romeo and Juliet." : STREET
113. Cloddish. : CRASS
114. A pause, in the Psalms. : SELAH
116. Finisher. : ENDER
119. First word in well-known nursery rhyme. : DING
121. Russian hemp. : RINE
123. Sigh for Yorick. : ALAS
125. A letter. : VEE
127. Hideout of the four-and-twenty. : PIE
129. Possess, as something derived. : OWE

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